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Stamped Book Bag Craft

Stamped Book Bag Craft

Total Time 1 hour Ages school-age

This craft lets little literary lions tote titles to and from the library.

What you'll need

  • Plain canvas totes (we got ours at Jo-Ann for $4 each)
  • Corrugated cardboard
  • Duct tape
  • Newspaper
  • Foam brushes
  • Fabric paint

How to make it

  1. Create a few different rectangular book-spine stamps from layers of corrugated cardboard taped together with duct tape.
  2. Cover one side of each with adhesive-backed craft foam for the stamping surface.
  3. Place newspaper (to prevent bleed-through) inside plain canvas totes, then set out foam brushes and a plate of fabric paint for each stamp.
  4. Kids can apply the stamps vertically to look like shelved books or horizontally to look like stacks.
  5. Let the totes dry for about 15 minutes.